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Retro RFH View From the Baseball Sidelines

Well, it’s pretty clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has struck out baseball at RFH and everywhere else this season.

Waiting for their time at bat to knock it out of the park, dugout time can prove quite pensive. Sitting it out. Coming off the field victorious or slammed. Whatever the reason for the time in the dugout, it was still time spent with the team.

These days, though, even being benched is a solitary event. So, as the RFH baseball players of today sit out the game separated, quarantined during an unprecedented time that they’ll no doubt get together and talk about at their reunions, we offer a look back to RFH baseball of the 1970s and another view from the dugout of a team deep in thought.

Looks like one of these players is bothered by something. Can anyone guess what? Who are these guys?

Thanks, once again, to the fabulous George Day for this look back in RFH time!

In Memorium: Longtime Rumsonite, RFH Grad, Actor, Hal Holst, 66

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) alumnus community with the death from complications of the virus of RFH Class of ’72 graduate and community theater actor Hal Holst on April 2.

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Retro RFH Cheerleader of Charity & Crew Cooking up Some Cheer

Everyone needs a little cheer these pandemic days, right? Area restaurateurs have been cooking up some special comfort food and charity to soothe souls and fill bellies amid the COVID-19 crisis. We heard recently how Chris Wood, known as Woody, owner of Woody’s Ocean Grill in Sea Bright, offered his restaurant’s menu on pay-what-you-can basis.

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RFH Class of 2020: A Final Fete

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) Class of 2020 got its last gathering hurrah in before COVID-19 descended on the community with the high school’s annual tradition of the 100 Nights Dinner.

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CHAMPS: RFH’s Fed Challenge Team

They met an economic challenge and conquered it as champs.

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) Fed Challenge Team has been dubbed Group Champions of the High School Fed Challenge, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Retro RFH Troops Rallying

A little tribe of RFH troops in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Sometimes it’s just time to call in the troops. For a break. For a laugh. For a reminder of some vigilant banding together laced with fun. Times are tough right now with COVID-19 and its implications, social distancing, virtual school, stress of the unknown and known and fear … growing and waning.

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Retro RFH Tower Players Play Time

RFH Tower Players costumed and playing in 1977
Photo/RFH Yearbook

Just one week ago, the RFH Tower Players were opening their final show of the school year — Footloose. The RFH shows of this era are always billed as Tower Players plays, because, of course, it’s the drama club. But, in the age of the RFH Tower Player dinosaur, playing with the Tower Players was a bit different.

There have always been two productions, a fall drama and a spring musical. The fall drama was a Tower Players play. Tower Players only were auditioned and cast. The spring musical a different, more school-wide production. It was billed as an RFH show, with auditions open to anyone in RFH, casting dance and vocal choruses, lead and supporting role actors and all.

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Retro RFH Girls Basketball Slam Dunk

RFH Girls Basketball Team circa late 1970s
Photo/RFH Yearbook, courtesy of Nerphrita Norris

The RFH Girls Basketball team culminated its season as top seed in NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group II. And while the team lost to second-seeded Manasquan recently, the girls team has always been considered champion material.

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RFH Fills ‘Empty Bowls’ for Sixth Year

Call it Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) way of feeding its community with awareness of the struggle to end hunger and charity. The sixth annual RFH Empty Bowls fundraiser benefitting Fulfill (formerly FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) has been deemed a success, having brought in $9,350 for the March 5 event via collections, online donations and a substantial grant.

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In Tune: RFH Tri-District Music Festival

There was a lot of night music played recently at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) as the 15-year tradition of the annual Tri-District Music Festival set the stage to showcase Knollwood, Forrestdale and RFH musicians.

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Getting Artful After Dark At RFH

For crafty community’s sake, something artsy was going on after dark at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) recently.

Members of the RFH chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) hosted its first Art After Dark, a night of fun, charity, and artistic exploration.

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